|Sorry for the lousy picture!|
I am so happy to have this finally done. I will wash it tomorrow and it will be shipped out on Monday. This quilt top went together very easily and fast. I machine quilted on my Juki; I only stitched in the ditch around the sashing and only went vertical through the blocks and the border. It is a big quilt and proved to be a challenge.
I had problems with the binding --
I also received Carolyn Forster's "Quilting on the Go" book today. I came across it on Amazon and sounded interesting. She has 15 quilt projects and great step by step instructions on assembling the blocks after they are quilted. Since I'm quilting on my sewing machine without the frame, I wanted to try this technique. This would also be a great way to start hand quilting; small bits at a time.
So, my first complete quilt for 2011 is done. Next up is assembling and finishing the Camping Quilt for my grandson. Must get it done before Christmas!
I'm already behind on my BOM, too! I'm looking forward to 2012; this has been an interesting year.
All the best,